THE AUGUSTO NOVARO SOCIETY

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WE ARE PROUD TO ANNOUNCE THE FORMATION OF THE AUGUSTO NOVARO SOCIETY. DEDICATED TO THE APPRECIATION OF THE WORK OF THIS MEXICAN THEORIST. WE HOPE TO ENCOURAGE FURTHER RESEARCH AND DOCUMENTATION OF HIS WORKS.

Augusto Novaro was a visionary microtonal theorist, composer and instrument designer. In 1927 he independently created a 9 limit diamond joining Partch and Meyer in being among the first to create a version of this structure. He was first theorist to recognise the approximation of 72 Equal temperament to the 11 limit harmonic series. Novaro explored a variety of other Equal Temperaments such as 15, 16, 29, and 53 with layouts for the conventional keyboard for the first two of these. He also designed a variety of instruments using the fibonacci spiral for its resonance.

NOVARO'S 1929

SISTEMA NATURAL y NATURAL-APROXIMADO

AN ENGLISH TRANSLATION IN PROGRESS of the 1927 VERSION text only
BY THEODORE TURNER

A NATURAL SYSTEM OF MUSIC AND THE NATURAL-APPROXIMATED SYSTEM OF MUSIC


NOVARO'S 1951

SISTEMA NATURAL DE LA MUSICA-1951


A list of published resources on and related to Augusto Novaro (thanks to John Chalmers)
A pic of Novaro from Popular Science monthly June 1931


We have a blog for updates on Novaro here .
Membership is open and encouraged. Those wishing to become members are welcome to do so by sending an email request

All members are welcome to contribute.


Here is a link to the first set of compositions by Novaro outside of his books. Prelude. Five Studies. Here


MEMBERS AND RELATED LINKS

FERNANDO SERRANO ARIAS

VISHNU BACHANI

ANGEL BLANCO - VICE PRESIDENT

ALEXANDER BRUCK

JOHN CHALMERS

LUCA CONTI

JIM DALTON

GUSTAVO ESPARZA

JOSE GARCIA

KRAIG GRADY

JUAN SEBASTIAN LACH

ALFREDO MARTINEZ

RAUL MANZO MONROY*

JOSEĀ“ EDGAR BERNARDO OROZCO MORA*

TERUMI NARUSHIMA

GABRIEL PAREYON - ON MUSICAL SELF SIMILARITY

MARK RANKIN

LETICIA VARELA RUIZ

J A MARTIN SALINAS

CARLOS SANDOVAL*

JOHN SCHNEIDER

SUBHRAAG SINGH

BILLY STILTNER

THEODORE TURNER

CARLOS CHINCHILLAS TERRAZAS - VIOLAS VERTICALES

ERV WILSON- THE DIAMONDS AND OTHER LAMBDOMA. Those posts related to Novaro on the Gems from the Wilson Archives can be found here

DANIEL WOLF

* please send your email as missing from our database


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